“My whole philosophy is about playing dress-up,” Brad Goreski told PEOPLE recently. “I am preppy, geek-chic with a touch of Bozo the Clown with a touch of Showgirls. Sometimes, I look at myself and think I should put on a red nose, white face and maybe entertain some kids.”
Well, whatever he’s doing, it’s working. Goreski, who gained fame as a Rachel Zoe protégé and recently launched his own styling business — landing him a Bravo TV series, a book deal and a job with Kate Spade in the process — was recently named one of Hollywood’s 25 most influential stylists by The Hollywood Reporter.
“It feels good,” he said while speaking to PEOPLE in L.A. at a Kate Spade-sponsored party for his new tome, Born to Be Brad. “This year has already been so insane … I just feel really, really lucky.”